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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/5/2019. Catching up slowly - up to May 2019 now (Mar 2020).

Here are some "rules" for Which Aerodrome. These are based upon the original suggestions from the very first thread, and have a few additions. Also please be patient as when you are active others may be asleep.
  • A historic picture of an aerodrome will be posted. Newer pictures are allowed but the theme here is to compare/contrast old with new as well as identifying aerodromes which no longer exist.
  • The person who correctly identifies it will be declared the 'winner' by the original poster.
  • That winner shall either post another challenge or declare the floor open. Anyone may then post the next challenge.
  • If the winner of the challenge does not respond to the notification of their success within 48 hours, an Open house can be declared when there is consensus between multiple other posters which are on line.
  • When the poster of a challenge does not respond within 48 hours of a posted answer, this poster can be declared winner if the answer is considered correct in a consensus of multiple other posters.
  • If Open House is declared, regular posters should not jump in immediately, but time should be given for those who are not great at naming the correct location as they may have some good images.
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  • Try to use elderly photos and not Google Earth, Zoom Earth or any other search engine, pics
  • Try to post images that are not already present on internet, as Google Image Search will find them if they are.
  • Personal photos are acceptable as they show the aerodrome as it is now.
  • When confirming the correct location, the location and winner should be stated to negate any deletion of posts.
  • Please don't delete your posts, let everyone see your successes, failures and challenges.
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Old 22nd Jan 2012, 02:11
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With all those C54s (which entered service c'45/'46) it looks like Berlin during the airlift but which airport? Templehof maybe?
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Atsugi, Japan ?

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Atsugi, Japan ?
Well done Brian. Your control.
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Old 22nd Jan 2012, 04:22
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Thanks. Here is the next mystery aerodrome: (photo taken in 1950)

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Old 23rd Jan 2012, 16:19
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It is Yokota Air Base, Japan.

OPEN HOUSE.
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Old 23rd Jan 2012, 19:00
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Try this one:-

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Old 23rd Jan 2012, 19:23
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Not a bad guess but not correct. You are however in the right general area (East Anglia).
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Old 23rd Jan 2012, 19:27
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Great Massingham.

Ciarain.
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I'll have a bash at Chedburgh
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Old 23rd Jan 2012, 23:37
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Looks like Membury but you said it's East Anglia which Membury ain't.
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Not Great Massingham, Chedburgh or Membury
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Those trees remind me of Waterbeach
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 08:39
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How about Hardwick?
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 14:10
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Sorry I've been off-line for a while; been worrying about a sick dog all morning.

Time for a clue; this memorial is in the village churchyard and will probably give it away...

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Trust that all is well with your dog.
Horham Airfield.
95th Bomb Group.
If correct; Open House.
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 14:53
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Thanks for the clue - Horham.

edit - beaten to it.... damn
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 16:06
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Horham it is. Open House declared.

(Dog being picked-up from vet at 1830)
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olympus - That was an enjoyable, if frustrating, search.

As it is Open House (and I was close), here is another type of aerodrome.



The date is late 1921 or 1922 - although I'm not sure if that will be of any assistance.

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Old 25th Jan 2012, 15:59
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I 'll take a guess - royal navy airstation Newhaven ?
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Sorry descol, it isn't Newhaven, or anywhere else in the UK.
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